Marijuana CEO calls for strict product testing in Canada

The CEO of one of Canada’s biggest medical marijuana cultivators wants to see the country’s public health department implement a strict system of product testing for cannabis companies after recent pesticide-related recalls. Marijuana companies should foot the bill for the increased inspections and tests, said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria Inc., adding that such systems are common in pharmaceutical sector, according to The Globe and Mail. Neufeld’s call comes after two Canadian marijuana growers, OrganiGram and Mettrum Inc. (since acquired by Canopy Growth Corp.) were forced to recall cannabis because of pesticide contamination. Both companies now ...